Delhi Government Announces Rs 1,051 Crore Grant For Civic Bodies To Pay Salaries

Arvinnd Kejriwal mentioned the variety of circumstances recorded in final 24 hours has additional dipped to about 6,500

New Delhi:

The Delhi authorities introduced on Saturday a grant of Rs 1,051 crore for the three municipal companies to pay salaries of healthcare employees and different staff amid the second coronavirus wave.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a digital briefing, mentioned regardless of constrained circumstances as a result of lockdown, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took this choice as these people who find themselves serving to struggle the pandemic ought to get their salaries.

Doctors and different staff of the civic our bodies are usually not getting their salaries attributable to “mismanagement and corruption” within the municipal companies, the Aam Aadmi Party chief alleged.

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation are all BJP-led civic our bodies.

“The Delhi government has released Rs 1,051 crore to the three municipal corporations in total so that they can pay salaries of their employees, amid this pandemic.

“The east company is to get Rs 367 crore, north company about Rs 432 crore and south company Rs 251 crore,” he said.

The minister asserted that civic authorities must ensure this fund was used for paying salaries of employees only and not “diverted for different utilization”.

Meanwhile, North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash claimed that the grant by the Delhi government was released after the three corporations “exerted stress” on it.

The three civic our bodies have been writing a number of letters to the chief minister and the Lt governor searching for launch of funds, he mentioned.

Delhi had recorded 8,506 coronavirus circumstances on Friday, the each day depend dipping to beneath the ten,000-mark once more after a month, with medical consultants attributing the lockdown as the primary issue behind the dip amid the second wave.

Mr Kejriwal mentioned that the variety of circumstances recorded within the final 24 hours has additional dipped to about 6,500 with a positivity charge of 11 per cent.

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